Passport must be applied in person. An appointment is mandatory.
A Finnish passport is a travel document issued to a Finnish citizen. Passports are issued for a maximum validity of five years. The passport shall be valid for the purposed duration of the journey. It is not recommended to travel with a damaged or broken passport. A passport also serves as a proof of identity. Only one person can travel on one passport and children cannot be included in the guardian’s passport.
Outside of Finland passport applications can be submitted to a Finnish embassy, to consulate general or to a consulate. Please note that the honorary consulates or special missions cannot provide passport services. Passport applications must always be submitted in person regardless of the age and it cannot be mailed or send through a representative. The application can be submitted at any Finnish mission or at any police station in Finland.
Passport applications can be processed only when the personal information in the Population Information System is correct and up-to-date (e.g. name). According Population Information Act (661/2009) the applicant shall ensure that the personal information is up-to-date. The information may be checked from the Local Register Office once a year without any fees.
US travel regulations may be checked from the homepage of US Embassy in Helsinki.
For a stolen, lost or damaged passport, the applicant can apply for a temporary passport to travel home, however maximum validity of one year. A temporary passport is issued by a Finnish foreign mission. A local police report of the stolen or lost passport must be presented when applying for a temporary passport.
If Finland does not have a diplomatic mission in the country where the applicant is travelling, it is possible to enquire assistance at a mission of another EU country in order to have an ETD (Emergency Travel Document) for travelling home.
By appointment only
Embassy, Washington D.C.
Tel: +1-202-298 5800
Customer service by appointment only Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Please note: Finnish Embassy no longer issues visas. Visa applicants residing in Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland should contact VFS Global www.vfsglobal.se/USA
Consulate General, New York
Tel. +1-212-750 4400
Customer service by appointment only: Mon-Thu 9.00 am -12.00 pm and Mon, Tue and Thu 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Consulate General, Los Angeles
Tel: +1-310-203 9903
Customer service by appointment only Mon-Thu 9.00 am-12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Thu 1.00 pm-2.00 pm, Fri 10.00 am-12.00 pm
The processing time is approx. 2 weeks. Expedited passport with an extra fee can be obtained faster.
Fee shall be paid according to current service fees.
Please note that if the passport cannot be granted or if it is not collected, the application processing fee remains non-refundable. The processing fees are subject to change according to the internal exchange rate.
The new passport can be collected by the applicant itself or by another person holding a power of attorney given by the applicant. The passport can be collected from the place where the application was submitted. Upon the time of applying the passport, the delivery address can also be determined to be delivered to another mission or a police office.
The passport can be also mailed to the applicant’s home address inside USA. In order to return the documents, please provide a prepaid, self-addressed envelope of FedEx/DHL/UPS.
Consulate Generals of Finland in New York and Los Angeles will bring the portable passport system in the following Honorary Consulates.
Passport applications must be submitted in person and all applicants must make an appointment for a passport application with Honorary Consuls. Consulate Generals reserve the right to cancel/reschedule the trip at any time.
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|October 25 - 26 2017||Minneapolis MN|
From beginning of 2017 Finnish missions which also serve as application points for passports may issue identity cards to Finnish citizens. Identity cards are valid travel documents in 28 European countries.
The missions may issue standard identity cards only. Temporary identity cards, identity cards for minors or foreigners may not be applied for from the missions.
Identity card must be applied for in person at the Finnish mission, the same as passport. Current passport/identity card and recently taken passport photo are required for the identity card application. Identity cards do not contain fingerprints.
Identity card fee is paid according to current service fees and it is non-refundable.
The service fees are subject to change according to the internal exchange rate.
More information on identity cards can be found on the Police website.